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Improving compliance with injury prevention programs

Injury prevention is dull, but necessary. In most cases athletes would prefer to be doing something else. Here are some ideas based in behavioural psychology for how we can drive engagement!

Injuries in female athletes: reframing the weaker sex narrative

Female athletes suffer more sports injuries than their male counterparts. In this article I explore the reasons behind these high injury rates and demonstrate some surprising facts that turn the female frailty narrative on its head. The problem is not all Q-angles and strength differences…

Injury prevention programs: facts and figures for decision-makers

An evidence-based insight into how clinicians, athletes and coaches can quantify an injury prevention program’s value.

Making the most of multidisciplinary teams

This article discusses how managers and MDT members can create the conditions necessary for MDT success

Returning youth to sport following lockdown

This article discusses how best to engage youth participants in physical activity during various stages/levels of lockdown.

The acute:chronic workload ratio – science or religion?

One of the most well-received and now controversial additions to the sports-injury prevention literature in the past few years is the notion of the acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) This article looks at the evidence for the validity of the acute:chronic workload ratio theory.

Injury niggles: manage small problems for a big difference

Niggles are an accepted consequence of sports participation. Even though athletes accumulate many aches and pains through their endeavors, most agree that the benefits of sport participation outweigh the discomfort.

Beyond 11+: How to design a meaningful injury prevention program

This article discusses injury prevention strategies and why a ‘one size fits all’ may not be the best approach.

What can coaches learn from video game designers?

We’re losing….. badly!!! General fitness levels among children are falling off a cliff1. The prevalence of obesity is rising1. We know the answer is to get children physically active, but we can’t get them to step away from their screens long enough to try.

Using physical education to support talent development

This article explores that very important role that physical education can play in the talent development process.